About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In Chicago, nearly 80 African-American women die of breast cancer every year because of racial differences in access to healthcare, a new study conducted by the Mount Sinai Urban Institute suggests, the worst number of any city in the study.
Countless people walk, run and shop for the cure. Each year, millions of dollars are raised in the name of breast cancer, but where does the money go and what does it actually achieve?
Join Civic Cinema for this free, public screening Pink Ribbons, Inc, a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” has become obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success.
A panel with Jess Kane, director of the Chicago Women’s Health Center and Dr. Steve Whitman, director of the Mount Sinai Urban Institute will follow the screening.